When cold symptoms strike, we often reach for our tried-and-true remedies. For us, that’s Common Cold Aid – a restorative blend of healthful essential oils that gets us back on our feet faster while also helping to prevent seasonal threats before they strike.
With a minty and citrusy aroma, Common Cold Aid Essential Oil Blend promotes a healthy immune system while enabling effortless breath. By helping to cleanse and soothe the body, this blend can have a healing effect on the body and mind.
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*Formerly known as Exhale
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Several oils aid with respiratory support in different ways. Some help to fight infections as antivirals and antibacterials. Other oils will help break up mucus buildup in our lungs and nasal cavities making breathing less laborious. Essential oils high in the chemical component 1,8 cineole, aka Eucalyptol, do both. 1,8 cineole is known for its mucolytic and spasmolytic action on the respiratory tract and is an excellent choice to use during a cold or flu to reduce mucus buildup, pain associated with coughing and relief from headaches. This component is found in Eucalyptus essential oil and Rosemary ct 1,8 cineole to name a few.
- When you have contracted a cold, the mucus membrane lining of the respiratory system becomes inflamed. The inflammation can narrow the nasal passages and clog our lungs making breathing and the exchange of oxygen into our bloodstream more difficult. Occasionally, secondary infections might develop such as bronchitis or sinus infections. Some essential oils are known infection fighters such as Tea Tree essential oil and others can aid the reduction of inflammation and are natural expectorants, loosening mucus and opening the respiratory passageways such as Eucalyptus.
- Common Cold Aid is packed with a fresh citrus and mint aroma, to promote a healthy immune system while fortifying the breath. Eucalyptus leads the pack in Common Cold Aid to open up the breath and is backed by Tea Tree and Peppermint, both of which are incredible antivirals and aid in the reduction of inflammation. Lemon lends a hand with its ability to strengthen the immune system and boost immune reaction. The combination of these oils helps to reduce the severity and time of the common cold so you can get back on track.
- Since Common Cold Aid essential oil is already blended to optimize your respiratory health, it is not necessary to add anything to the blend. We love to remember the fact that less is more. It is highly recommended that we should not use more essential oil than necessary to accomplish our goals. If only a drop is needed to achieve it, don't use more than that.
- We would highly recommend that you try to do both if you are suffering from a cold and having a difficult time breathing. These two options do not necessarily have to happen simultaneously. If you are in a space where you can diffuse Common Cold, refer to the instructions in the diffuser manual for optimizing use. This will bring the essential oil blend into the atmosphere you are breathing from and help to reduce mucus buildup and open up the breath. For on-the-go use, we recommend blending Common Cold Aid with a carrier oil or unscented cream and making a DIY chest and back rub. In a 1 oz pump bottle add 15 drops of Common Cold Aid to a carrier oil such as Jojoba and massage it into the back and chest and use as often as needed.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser’s product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
STEAM: Add 2 drops of Common Cold Aid essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Closing your eyes, place your face over the bowl, drape a towel over your head and the bowl and inhale deeply for several minutes.
DIFFUSE: Add 10 drops per 100 ml of water to your Essential Oil Diffuser. Diffuse when symptoms begin to arise.
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